Skip to comments.Dutch Navy Releases Video of Storming of Ship Taken by Pirates
Posted on 04/30/2010 4:48:17 PM PDT by jakerobins
The Dutch navy released a video Friday of its recent storming of a German ship and the capture of a band of pirates on board.
The ship, the MS Taipan, was rescued April 5 by the Dutch, and 10 pirates were arrested and jailed in the Netherlands.
The gripping video shows the operation from the point of view of one of the military men. Dutch naval captain Col. Hans Lodder has said that, after ascertaining that the Taipan's crew was safe, he launched his ship's Lynx helicopter with a team of six special-forces marines. With troops providing covering fire from the helicopter, the marines landed onto the ship's deck of the MV Taipan, meeting no resistance from the pirates.
"The pirates surrendered the moment they saw the marines," Col. Lodder told the Associated Press
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I love when they “enhance” the blurry surveillance video to see a clue on a license plate a mile away.
You can enhance a video as it accumulates each frame to use fuzzy logic to build the license numbers, but that tech is far from what telebision shows. Satellite and airborne technologies usee that type of technology but teebee shows them using a single video frame or photograph and “enhancing” it. Uber Tech for the masses that barely can operate their garage door opener.
They did not put up much of a fight. I guess they thought they were Americans since they were speaking English, “Don’t fire!”
Yay! Free vacation to Amsterdam!